FO’ with the FOES: SACTO KINGS

Posted by: Philadunkia
12/30/09 10:49 am EST

marissa millerThis edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” — Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews upcoming 76ers opponents — features tonight’s opponent the Sacramento Kings (14-16) who are the Sixers foes on game three of the current six game road trip. 

We expect a high scoring affair tonight as Sacto is giving up 105 ppg. on the season which ranks them 26th in the League, while the 76ers are allowing over 101 ppg., which ranks Philadunkia’s home team 19th in the NBA.  The biggest question for us regarding tonight’s game is who on the Sixers will attempt to guard Philly native Tyreke Evans.  If Eddie Jordan asks Louis Williams or Allen Iverson to guard Sacto’s outstanding rookie (20, 5 & 4 per night), Evans will hang a 50-spot on the Sixers.  Louis and Iverson are simply too small to guard the 6-6, 220 pound Evans.  Additionally, both are terrible on-ball defenders.  We’d like to see the major task of guarding Evans fall to either Andre Iguodala or fellow rookie Jrue Holiday.  Obviously AI9 and Holiday have the size to better match-up with Evans, but more importantly, both are outstanding perimeter defenders and we believe their defensive skills may be able to slow Evans down some.
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